Ways to Stay as Healthy as Possible During a Pandemic

By Haniya Ghazi

Drink lots of water.

Water

Water is essential to keeping your immune system strong as well as your overall health. We are all doing our best to stay healthy, and water is the basis. Staying hydrated helps your body naturally eliminate bad bacteria that can cause illness. The recommended amount is 8 ounces a day, so try and get as close to that as possible! Alongside drinking water, having an overall healthy diet is important for staying healthy during this pandemic. Eat your fruits and vegetables, make hearty filling meals, and don’t skip meals! 

Exercise regularly.

Exercise

Daily physical activity, even if that means just a walk, is crucial to keeping your body healthy. Fighting off illnesses like COVID-19 is much easier when you are physically fit. Go for a run or walk around campus, do yoga outside, or do an at-home workout. And don’t forget to wear a mask while doing these activities if you are around people! 

Increase Vitamin C intake.

Oranges

A daily dose of vitamin C is a great way to keep your immune system strong and healthy. Eat oranges, drink orange juice, or take some Emergen-C daily! Not only is it good for all areas of the body in general, but it can help you stay as healthy as possible during this pandemic. 

Get a good night’s rest.

Sleep

Sleep can do wonders for our physical and even mental health. Getting at least eight hours of sleep a night is crucial for staying healthy and making sure our bodies are ready to conquer the day. Even with busy lives, it is important to prioritize sleep. 

Wash your hands and use sanitizers.

Hand-Washing

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Every day, we touch hundreds of surfaces and more important now than ever to make sure our hands are clean. Carry hand sanitizer with you at all times if you are far from a sink. It is important to free your hands of any bad bacteria or virus they may have touched during the day. 

Wear a mask.

Mask

This can not be stressed enough! If you take the proper social distancing precautions and wear a mask at all times in public areas, you are lowering your and others’ chances of getting the virus. Keep this in mind when on campus, where there are lots of people and public areas. This is step one to doing our best to avoid getting sick and surviving this pandemic! 


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